Swimming the South of France

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Ice cream, crawfish, belly flops, sails, striped shirts & Marseilles.


From Marseille’s twenty-one beaches to Paloma Beach in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and Les Sablettes in Menton, the French Riviera inspires a culture of swimming and sunning all its own. During the hottest summer in France’s recorded history, I spent two weeks documenting beach life along the Côte d’Azur—something that I soon realized was not so much an occasional activity as it was a daily ritual. —Sara Fox



Sara Fox is a travel, lifestyle and architectural photographer. Her work can often be found in The New York Times travel section, as well as in The Paris ReviewNational GeographicOutsideHemispheresArtful LivingOutdoor Life and Time Out. Her latest editorial work appeared in Taschen’s 2018 New York Times Explorer. Sara is also the art director of Nowhere. (All photos and video © Sara Fox)

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